Sports Trading Card Price Tracker We talk a lot about price movement of single cards and sports trading card boxes on The Sports Card Show Podcast. Each month we'll pick some hot items in the sports card world and monitor the price action over the month. Sometimes we make prediction on if the price is going to go up or down.
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January 29, 2011
Francisco Peguero is considered one of the top prospects in the SF Giants organization. Baseball America recently ranked him #4 in their annual prospect guide.  He is a player who plays good outfield defense and can control the bat very well and has hit .312 in a total of 1,618 Minor League at bats.  Peguero could see time at AA and AAA this year for the Giants.
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As part of the Sports Card Radio vs. Sports Card Report bankroll challenge, a 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Francisco Peguero was purchased and sold very quickly. Here is the transaction that took place for this card on Check Out My Cards (COMC). There is no fee for selling cards below $0.25 cents on COMC so this transaction was free and pure profit.
Sports Card Report Purchased:
(1) 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Francisco Peguero
$0.19 Cents - 1/28/2011
Sports Card Report Sold:
(1) 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Francisco Peguero
$0.24 Cents - 1/29/2011

+$0.05 Cent Profit+
2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Francisco Peguero
Image courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

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Baseball prospect collectors seemed to really enjoy this product when it came out in early January 2011 and Topps delivered an added bonus by inserting Bryce Harper 60th Anniversary Topps Autographs into the product at the last second. These cards have been winners on eBay so far. Check the links below to see if another version of these cards are currently for sale.
2010 Bowman Sterling Bryce Harper 60th Autograph
Reportedly Sold For: $1,200.00 - Buy It Now
January 21, 2011 - "Happy Birthday Topps"

These cards are limited to just 60 total copies - with each inscription limited to 20 copies each. This was the first copy of the Bryce Harper 60th Anniversary Autograph to sell on eBay.
2010 Bowman Sterling Bryce Harper 60th Autograph

2010 Bowman Sterling Bryce Harper 60th Autograph
Reportedly Sold For: $700.00 - Buy It Now
January 24, 2011 - "Happy 60th Topps"
2010 Bowman Sterling Bryce Harper 60th Autograph Happy 60th

2010 Bowman Sterling Bryce Harper 60th Autograph
Reportedly Sold For: $664.32 - Auction Listing
January 26, 2011 - "Happy Birthday Topps"
2010 Bowman Sterling Bryce Harper 60th Autograph Happy Birthday

2010 Bowman Sterling Albert Pujols/Ichiro Red 1/1 Dual
Reportedly Sold For: $499.99 - Buy It Now
January 20, 2011

These cards are from the box topper packs in 2010 Bowman Sterling Baseball. You get 1 Box Topper per full hobby box. There are base versions of this card, and four different refractor versions:

Base Refractor #/99 - Gold #/50 - Black #/25 - Red Refractor #/1
2010 Bowman Sterling Dual Red Refractor Jersey Ichiro/Pujols

2010 Bowman Sterling Dustin Ackley Red Refractor /1
Reportedly Sold For: $480.00 - Buy It Now
January 23, 2011

Ackley is considered the top prospect in the Mariners organization. If he continues to play well in the minors he will get to the big leagues soon.
2010 Bowman Sterling Dustin Ackley Red Refractor /1

2010 Sterling Stephen Strasburg Autograph Black /25
Reportedly Sold For: $454.95 - Auction Listing
January 25, 2011

These are redemption cards for Stephen Strasburg Autograph Rookie Cards. This one is the Black Refractor Parallel, serial numbered #/25.
2010 Bowman Sterling Stephen Strasburg Autograph EXCH

2010 Sterling John Singleton Autograph Black /25
Reportedly Sold For: $300.00 - Buy It Now
January 24, 2011

This was the first Singleton Black Refractor on eBay - he is considered one of the top prospects in the Phillies organization and fans hopes he moves up quick.
2010 Bowman Sterling John Singleton Black Refractor Autograph

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2011 Topps Baseball Series 1 has a scheduled street release date of February 2, 2011.  Initial prices for last years Topps Series 1 Boxes dipped upon release, but as the market for Baseball cards heated up with prospects like Stephen Strasburg and Jason Heyward playing well, box prices started to rise.

2011 Topps Series One Baseball will include Diamond Giveaway Codes - which essentially replaces the Million Card Giveaway from 2010. A late addition to the product by Topps was a Wrapper Redemption Program for Hobby and Jumbo Packs only. Details, including a full checklist and the address to send the wrappers can be found on our 2011 Topps Baseball Series 1 Checklist page.

2011 Topps Baseball Series 1 Retail Box


2011 Topps Baseball Box Configurations
Hobby Box
36 Packs
11 Cards Per Pack
Full Retail Box
24 Packs
11 Cards Per Pack
Jumbo Box
10 Packs
51 Cards Per Pack

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Average Online Hobby Box Pre-Sale Price: $50 -$80 Including Shipping -

Top Rated Sellers on eBay Pre-Selling Topps Series 1 Baseball

Please note these boxes are from vendors who are eBay Top Rated Sellers and does not include everyone who is selling 2011 Topps Series 1 Baseball Hobby Boxes.

Average Online Jumbo Box Pre-Sale Price: $90 -$120 Including Shipping -
eBay Top Rated Sellers only - does not include all sellers.
Key 2011 Topps Series 1 Baseball Information: